Another frustrating game brings the season to a close

Clevedon Utd 2 Wrington Redhill 1

Already relegated the 1st team lost out by the odd goal in 3 against Clevedon Utd at Coleridge Vale. The lads started brightly and were 1st to threaten when a Ben Griffith shot brought out a fine save from Clevedon goalkeeper Jake Peglar. Neither side looked particularly threatening although Clevedon’s Jack Thorne did get the ball in the net after 19 minutes but was rightly flagged offside. We went on to cause our own downfall and went behind after 40 minutes when a loose pass from Jake White was picked up by Clevedon’s Mitch Probert and his low cross was bundled into his own net by the unfortunate Adam Caulfield. Right on half time we were back on level terms when Griffith danced through the Clevedon defence before crossing to Chris Bradley for a clever tap in.

Two minutes into the 2nd half Clevedon regained the lead when a poor pass and some poor defending left Callum Dunn time and space to smash the bal high into the net past keeper Hill. We rolled our sleeves up and worked tirelessly in search of an equaliser. Joe Creese was regularly getting the better of his full back and Rory Thomas was making some surging runs down the other wing along with Ethan Williams who was proving a real handful but the Clevedon defence held firm. The home side also created some chances but first Mike Rowcliffe and the Jason Potter made miraculous last ditch tackles to keep the match alive. Clevedon’s Mike Purnell was also twice thwarted by Matt Hill in goal. Another disappointing result but still much to build on for next season, our lively youngsters will be older and stronger and we are hopeful that last year’s top scorer Jake Horton and defensive colossus Sam Clements will be back from long term injuries. Player – manager Leigh White and his assistant Mark Brown are more optimistic

Bill Gough man of the match – Mike Rowcliffe.

Team.

Goalkeeper. Matt Hill

Defence. Ollie Clements. Mike . Adam Caulfield. Rory Thomas

Midfield. Chris Bradley. Ben Griffith. Leigh White. Jake White

Strikers. Joe Creese. Ethan Williams

Substitutes. Jason Potter (for Caulfield) Callum Briggs (for J.White) George Martin (for Thomas)